We are excited to announce our new staff members that will be joining our school community this year as well as some teacher assignment changes that were made in preparation of the new school year.
To start, Mrs. Samantha Powell will be moving from third grade to first grade due to student enrollment. Mrs. Powell has taught in the younger grades previously, and she is excited to return to the younger grades and work with our first grade team. Further, Mrs. Powell will be on maternity leave at the start of the year. She will have a long-term substitute in her position to start the year. We are currently in the process of searching for the long-term sub, and we are hopeful that we will find someone of the same caliber to ensure a smooth transition for our students.
We are happy to welcome new staff members, Mr. Michael Rosen and Miss Erin Haley, to our sixth grade team. Mr. Rosen is returning to Pembroke schools. He has previously taught at the Middle School, as well as spent time in Hull. Miss Haley is also returning as she spent time with Mrs. Matheson’s classroom last year. Miss Haley joins us with unique experience, including teaching abroad and tutoring collegiate athletes in Oklahoma. Mr. Rosen and Miss Haley will be filling the void that has been left with the absence of Janet Davis and Liz Bartholomae. Ms. Davis and Mrs. Bartholomae will be greatly missed. While they will not be able to be replaced, we are looking forward to and are excited to have Mr. Rosen’s and Miss Haley’s expertise and enthusiasm in joining our Bryantville team.
Mrs. Erin Sharon will be joining our staff as our reading specialist. We are thrilled that this year, this position is full time! Due to each building having a full-time reading specialist, Mrs. Goode will be full time at North Pembroke. She will be missed at Bryantville, but we look forward to our continued collaboration with her through her work with Mrs. Sharon. Mrs. Sharon comes to us with a wealth of experience and knowledge, having previously worked for Hanson. We are lucky to have her and her expertise!
Bryantville is also welcoming Miss Ilene Riley as our new school adjustment counselor. Mrs. Larson started her career working with older students, and she has chosen to return to that work by moving over to Middle School. While we are lucky to still have her in Pembroke, she will certainly be missed at Bryantville. We are grateful to have found Miss Riley as Mrs. Larson’s successor. Miss Riley brings a depth of knowledge and strategy from her experience in Plymouth where she was shared between elementary schools.
At Bryantville, our paraprofessional staff is the backbone of our support. Unfortunately, two of our paraprofessionals, Mrs. Roberta Carmichael and Mr. Max Walls will not be returning. Mrs. Carmichael is retiring after many years of dedication to Bryantville, and Mr. Walls will be pursuing his graduate degree in Education. We are excited to welcome Miss Sara Coletta and Miss Lindsey North as new paraprofessionals joining our staff. Both have demonstrated experience and excitement in joining our community and Bryantville, and we look forward to welcoming them.